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North Korea, other nations among suspects in Sony hack -source

U.S. investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that knocked out the company's computer systems for over a week, according to a U.S. national security official with knowledge of the investigation.

Apple heads to trial over digital music claims

OAKLAND, California - Apple Inc. will defend against allegations that it abused a monopoly position in the digital music player market as it heads to trial in a case that could cost the company about $1 billion if it loses.

SPi Global opens new BPO office in Nicaragu

MANILA – Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm SPi Global has opened a new office in Managua, Nicaragua, which has been named one of the top outsourcing destinations in the world.

'Cyber ring stole secrets for gaming stock market'

BOSTON - Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised sensitive data about dozens of publicly held companies.

Can threats made on Facebook be prosecuted? US top court mulls case

WASHINGTON - US Supreme Court justices struggled Monday with the difficult question of whether threats made on Facebook can be prosecuted or are protected free speech.

Apple tumbles as much as 6 pct in unusual trading

NEW YORK - Apple Inc shares tumbled shortly after the start of trading on Monday, briefly suffering their largest price drop in at least three months on an unusual spike in volume.

Amazon rolls out robots for holiday season onslaught

CALIFORNIA - Amazon.com Inc has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 U.S. warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas.

This robot sells coffee machines in Japan

Move over George Clooney -- Nestle has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores.

Kim Dotcom beats US bid to revoke bail in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom avoided returning to jail in New Zealand on Monday when an Auckland court rejected a US application to revoke bail granted as part of a marathon online piracy case.

Google appoints new PH country manager

Google Philippines has a new country manager.